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Apple iBook "500"

The Apple iBook "500" features a 500 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM (1.), a 10.0 GB or 15.0 GB Ultra-ATA hard drive (2.), either a 24X CD-ROM drive, an 8X DVD-ROM drive, an 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive (7, 8, 9, A, H, I.), and 2X-AGP ATI Rage Mobility 128 graphics acceleration in an ultrasleek case that is smaller and lighter than previous iBooks, with an improved 12.1" TFT XGA active-matrix display. The Apple iBook "500" includes the same "AirPort" wireless networking, FireWire port and AV port as earlier iBook models, but adds a second USB port, a RGB output port, a built-in microphone, and stereo speakers. Models shipped after October 16, 2001 also ship with a smaller power adapter, and models shipped after January 7, 2002 shipped with MacOS X as the default operating system.


Introduction Date:

May 1, 2001 3.

Discontinued Date:

May 20, 2002

Processor Type:

PowerPC 750cx (G3)

Processor Speed:

500 MHz

Processor Upgrade:

N/A

FPU (Integrated):

PowerPC 750cx (G3)

System Bus Speed:

66 MHz

Backside Bus Speed:

N/A

ROM Size:

1 MB (NewWorld) 4.

Data Path:

64-bit

Level 1 Cache:

64k

Level 2 Cache:

256k (on-chip) 5.

RAM Type:

10 ns SO-DIMM

VRAM Type:

Video EDO SGRAM

Standard RAM:

64 MB, 128 MB

Maximum RAM:

576 MB, 640 MB 1.

Motherboard RAM:

64 MB, 128 MB 1.

RAM Slots:

1

Standard VRAM:

8 MB

Maximum VRAM:

8 MB

Standard Hard Drive:

10.0 GB, 15.0 GB 2, 6.

Int. Hard Drive Type:

IDE/Ultra-ATA

Standard CD-ROM:

24X 7, 8, 9, A.

Standard Disk:

None

Standard Modem:

56.6k (internal)

Standard Ethernet:

10/100Base-T

Case Type:

Portable B.

Form Factor:

iBook "500" B.

Exp. Slots:

AirPort C.

Exp. Bays (Free):

N/A D.

Battery Type:

42 W/Hr LiIon

Battery Life:

5 hours E.

Built-in Display:

12.1" Color F.

Supported MacOS:

9.2.1, X v10.1

Dimensions:

1.35 x 11.2 x 9.1 G.

Avg. Weight:

4.9 lbs.

Original Price:

$1299-$1599 US H, I.

Est. Current Price:

$750-$950 US

Notes:

1. 64 or 128 MB of onboard RAM before Oct. 16, 2001, 128 MB after.
2.
15.0 GB Ultra-ATA hard drive pre-installed after Oct. 16, 2001.
3.
Second revision announced on Oct. 16, 2001, third on January 7, 2002.
4.
Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
5.
256k on-chip level 2 cache runs at processor speed (500 MHz).
6.
20.0 GB IDE/Ultra-ATA drive was available direct from Apple.
7. 24X CD-ROM, 8X DVD-ROM, or 8/4/24X CD-RW before Oct. 16, 2001.
8. 4X/4X/24X/6X CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo was avail. direct from Apple.
9.
Combo drive burns CD-R(W) at 4X, reads CD at 24X, reads DVD at 6X.
A.
After Oct. 16, 2001, a 24X CD-ROM standard.
B.
Ultrasleek case that is smaller and lighter than previous iBooks.
C.
AirPort slot occupied by optional AirPort card.
D. Unlike other PowerBooks, the iBook has no expansion slots or bays.
E. 5 hours under "normal usage" conditions.
F. 12.1" TFT XGA active-matrix color display.
G. In inches, height x width x depth (while closed).
H. Orig. $1299 w/ 64 MB RAM/CD-ROM, $1499 w/ 128 MB/DVD.
I. Orig. $1599 w/ 128 MB RAM/CD-RW, $1799 w/ 128 MB/combo drive.
J. Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.